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1  Tinkerbell Costume in Halloween Costumes by kelseymelissa on: October 12, 2009 09:02:40 PM
Last year, I was Tinkerbell for Halloween. I made my entire costume: dress, slippers and wings. I never got around to posting it, so here it is, almost a year later.

I wanted to make my costume, and I wanted it to be as accurate as possible. (Most of the store-bought Tinkerbells you see don't really look like Tinkerbell - the dresses are often very elaborate, when Tinks is really simple.)

With a friend as Peter Pan:

I made the dress with out any sort of pattern. There are a lot of mistakes. It also came out a lot shorter than I had planned, which was entirely unintentional. (Although I guess that is accurate...)
For the wings, I used some wire my Dad had in his workshop and some cheesecloth my Mom had. I kept the cheesecloth in place by stitching around the wire and using tape.
I knit the slippers, using this pattern: http://www.purlbee.com/mary-jane-slippers/ I then added some pompoms I made.

With a friend as Hermione:

You can't see it in the pictures, but I also had a green ribbon tied around my hair (which was in a bun). Also - I did have wings on both sides. You can only see half in these pictures, from the way I'm standing.
Anyway, despite some mistakes, I loved this costume and was really proud of it. And it didn't cost too much, either - around $20 - I don't remember exactly how much the fabric cost, but the yarn (Patons Classic Wool) was relatively cheap, and I found everything else at home.
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2  Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] in Knitalongs by kelseymelissa on: August 30, 2007 06:48:50 PM
I'm done!
This was so easy. The first sweater I've ever knit. It took me just over a week to knit, which was very surprising. I thought it would take a lot longer.

Unfortunately, it's a bit too big. I'm going to see what I can do about that...
It's made in Red Heart Super Saver, but our washing machine broke down last week (our new one is only being installed now...), so I have yet to wash it. I'll let you know how soft it gets...

I also don't have any good pictures yet... I'm going to make a new topic with some other FOs once I get some better pictures. But here are the ones I have...

I ended up making it short-sleeved, because I realized that I'm always rolling up my long sleeves. And I figured that might wear it out a bit.
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3  Collaged Binders - Archie, Music, Magazines and Dr. Seuss (imghvy) in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kelseymelissa on: August 30, 2007 06:40:00 PM
I start back at school next week, and decided that I need some extra-cool supplies this year.
So I took four 1" binders that I had laying around and collaged onto them with modgepodge. Then I finished the edges with electrical tape.

Archie Comics

Sheet Music


Dr. Seuss's ABC

All Four
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4  Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] in Knitalongs by kelseymelissa on: August 23, 2007 09:11:07 PM

I've just started the first sleeve. It seems too big, so I might rip back a bit and start decreasing sooner. The sleeves are most likely going to be three-quarter length.

Also, the shaping for the waist and hips looks noticeable when it's worn by the floor. But not so much when I wear it. (I'll post an action shot when I finish it.) The sweater's a bit big on me, too.

But overall, I am very pleased with it. I've been knitting like mad the past week, and I can't believe I've gotten this far. I'm not the fastest knitter (by a long stretch), but I had lots of travel/car time over the weekend.

Lovely pattern and so easy. Smiley Hopefully I'll be posting the finished product soon.
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5  Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] in Knitalongs by kelseymelissa on: August 20, 2007 10:47:18 AM
I cast on for mine last... Thursday. Smiley I'd been looking forward to knitting this for a long, long time. And I finally got the courage to start (and got to the store to buy yarn and needles).

This is my first attempt at a sweater, and it's been really easy and straight-forward so far.

I'm using Red Heart Super Saver. Because I am quite broke. And I thought that, for my first sweater, a cheap acrylic is a better choice. (That way, I won't feel as bad if I mess up or something, and I can also throw it in the washing machine.)

I was going to use Bernat acrylic, which apparently is softer? But I much preferred the Red Heart colours. I'm using 'Frosty Green' and 'Aran' on a 29" 5mm circular needle.
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6  Re: Post your photography in here :D in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by kelseymelissa on: June 01, 2007 05:15:45 PM
I don't think I qualify as a photographer. But I do take photos from time to time, albeit with a very bad camera. I loved looking through everyone's photos - they are absolutely wonderful! I can't wait until I get a better camera, and also until I take a Photography course next year.

But here goes, I looked through my photos and chose some of my favourites. The image quality might not be that great, and I also apologize if any of the images are too big.

My friend swinging, during a camping trip. The light/colours are due to my wonky camera, but I really liked how it turned out.

Flowers, from a trip to the Dominican Republic.

Just an image of myself. I really liked the colours.
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7  What To Do With This Yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by kelseymelissa on: May 18, 2007 11:38:37 AM
Hi all!
Recently, a mysterious bag was unearthed in my basement. And inside just happened to be.... yarn! Five balls of yarn, bought 18 years ago by my grandmother.
Each ball is 120 yards, so, I've 600 yards total. It's 100% Acrylic, but it doesn't actually seem all that bad compared to most acrylic I've worked with.

So, my question is, what should I knit with this? I want the item to be something that I will keep for a long time, and hopefully, actually use. This isn't the most luxurious yarn or anything, but it's special to me, because I hardly ever knew my grandmother.

Here's a scan of the ball band, so you can get a better idea:

Thanks in advance for any ideas. Smiley
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8  Re: Harry Potter Round 5 swap gallery in The Swap Gallery by kelseymelissa on: May 10, 2006 05:19:08 PM
I have some photos I took of the stuff that crafty_cool sent me. =) Yaaaay.

That's the whole package together. It includes:
- a bag in green and blue, colours from my two favourite houses
- a wizard rock cd
- a bracelet that i'm wearing right now. =)
- a S.P.E.W. button
- a magnet with a quote. ("I want to fix that in my memory forever, Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret..." - Ron Weasley)
- a really cool green and silver clip/keychain thing that i can't remember the word for. blonde moment.
- two book marks with characters that i like. =)

Has a few close-ups of some stuff.

I loooove the bracelet SO MUCH. I've been wearing it ever since I received. =D And I'm currently putting all the wizard rock onto my iPod. <33
Thanks crafty_cool! I'll try and send out everything for you ASAP.
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